SaaS insights from a SaaS lender

If you haven’t subscribed to SaaS Capital’s emails, you should.  They put out fantastic data on the SaaS market.  The release below came from Managing Director Rob Belcher recently.  In it, he shares some observations from the past year.  The……

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The most entertaining book on SV

I read “Chaos Monkeys, Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley.” The book is a 2015 vintage, but a lot of the lessons and take-aways are relevant today. It’s a great read that I would highly recommend; key excerpts……

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Finding your churn floor

Peloton’s prospectus (known as an S1) is fantastic in that the company shares a lot of data about the business. One trend however, really jumped out at us: while user engagement is increasing dramatically, churn is not declining. Below is……

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The acceptable level of SaaS operating loss

Profitability is not a requirement in SaaS. Of the 64 SaaS IPO’s below, 53 of them were not profitable at the time they went public (83%). Clearly a certain level of burn is ok so long as you’re growing, but……

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No two startup stories are the same

Below we present the graphics of two startup stories: Casper and Zoominfo. Both companies went public, both are venture backed, and that’s where the similarities end. Casper is an ecommerce company that sells mattresses online. They IPO’d 6 years after……

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